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The Rome Gender DocuFilm Fest is an answer to the desire to address the innumerable issues related to gender identity. Stretching the boundaries of transexualism and homosexuality, our festival aims to build a wider and more fluid vision of our bodies and our social roles, questioning the binary logic of male/female stereotypes.
In this third edition, the GDFF expands its scope to other forms of art and communication: the promotional video is a conceptual work by designer Giuseppe Randazzo about the reengineering and the transmutation of the sexual, physical, mental identity, through the collision and confrontation with the external reality.
During the opening evening, Julien Touati, director of the 2011 Jury Award winner documentary Kathakali, presents for the first time in Italy his dance solo Anywhere I lay my head, a show where eastern and western cultures merge, where masculinity and feminity are superimposed freely. An unusual wandering between two cultures, two genders and two arts.
On the second evening, director Jonathan Skurnik gives a lecture about gender nonconforming teenagers, a controversial and relatively new topic in Italy.
THURSDAY AUGUST 23rd
20:30 • THE CARPS [Les carpes remontent les fleuves avec courage et persévérance]
by Florence Mary, France 2011, 60 mins.
Two women struggle to have a family.
21:30 • I'M JUST ANNEKE [I'm just Anneke]
by Jonathan Skurnik, USA 2011, 12 mins
Teenagers questioning their gender.
22:00 • SPIRAL TRANSITION [Spiral transition]
by Ewan Duarte, USA 2010, 6 mins
A confrontation within a family before the transition.
22:30 • ANYWHERE I LAY MY HEAD [N'importe où je repose ma tête]
by Julien Touati
Dance solo with texts by Charles Bukowski, Edouard Limonov and Allen Ginsberg.
FRIDAY AUGUST 24th
20:00 • NON CONFORMING GENDER YOUTH
Symposium by Jonathan Skurnik
American teenagers and their families, struggling to hang on their true identity.
20:30 • THE INVISIBLE MEN [The invisible men]
by Yariv Mozer, Israel 2012, 67 mins.
Difficult daily life of Palestinian gay men in Israel.
21:45 • AMONG MEN: GAY IN EAST GERMANY [Unter Männern: Schwul in der DDR]
by Ringo Rösener, Markus Stein, Germany 2012, 90 mins.
Six different stories of homosexuality in East Germany.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25th
20:30 • SILENT HAVANA [Habana muda]
by Eric Brach, France/Cuba 2011, 67 mins.
Amour fou, prostitution, and mutism.
21:45 • OUTING [Das outing]
by Sebastian Meise, Thomas Reider, Austria 2012, 60 mins.
The shocking confession to the world of being a pedophile.
JULIEN TOUATI: director, performer, winner of GDFF 2011 with his film Kathakali
CECILIA ERMINI: journalist
ALESSANDRO RAIS: artistic director of Sicilia Queer Filmfest
Gender DocuFilm Fest c/o Di'Gay Project, Via Costantino 82, 00145 Roma, Italy • firstname.lastname@example.org